The Jungle Quotes

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The one who is wins is the the one who sinks its teeth into the victim. In most cases, the predator wins in the wild nature around us. In the book, The Jungle the same concept applies to our human race.The Jungle is a story of the life of an immigrant worker, Jurgis and his family. Jurgis is a strong man, strong built and ready to work to support his growing family. When there was a population boom in the United States, the demand for food skyrocketed. Our predators in this book is the rich owners of the factories and the rest of the population falls into the category of the limitless workers who are literally dying to work for them. The owners are all too happy to enjoy having endless workers lined up for the spots of the workers who have …show more content…
Jurgis 's first job caused excitement in his heart, “he had a job! And he went all the way home as if upon wings” (Sinclair 26). This positive attitude stays with him until he realizes what truly he is doing for his work. Jurgis soon sees how the conditions of the factories are, they are filled with blood and sweat from the animal and the workers. When a worker is injured from the machine he must keep going or the risk of firing is screaming into their dirty faces. The bosses don’t have the well beings of their workers in their minds, they are thinking about the lost profit of a worker going to slow or not showing up. They either fired them for not being at work for being injured, forget about them because the worker was deceased because of infection of the injury or they are not longer able to move normally. (American Journal of Public Health 2.) The lives of the people completely revolves around their job, Jurgis is no exception to this. He is in the constant motion of his factory life, if he is gone he is done. Bosses having full control “helps lock in the status quo of low-wage, union-free workplaces” (Geoghegan …show more content…
“The worker of a union free workplace has the constant risk of a firing due to no apparent reason which increases the fear driven into the workers of that factory or company” (American Journal of Public Health 1). The boss rises and his servants are at his command. No one likes being fired but being fired for no real reason or that in the boss 's mind things that fresh meat will be faster, causes panic to arise in the workers. When the idea of labor Unions comes up in the Jungle, Jurgis confused on the concept like most people who had first heard the new idea of protection from being fired for the wrong reasons (Sinclair 20). Jurgis along with countless others can and did benefit greatly when Labor Unions were enacted. The safety from the boss’ control saves the workers from the greed for money that the head of company sees instead of the damage caused from wrong

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